Open Days of the Salt Pans

Location Nin
Date 09-06-2023 - 21-09-2023

This is not just a museum about the story of salt. It is a museum about the story of salt throughout the history, wars, celebrations, love, joy and work. See for yourself what makes this salt so special and why it has been an integral part of this region for generations. Come to the Nin Saltworks Open Door Days and be part of this sweet, or better yet, salty story.

The salt pans will be open on following days:

  • 09.06.2023.
  • 23.06.2023.
  • 06.07.2023.
  • 20.07.2023.
  • 17.08.2023.
  • 31.08.2023.
  • 14.09.2023.
  • 21.09.2023. 
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Velebit Trail

Location Starigrad
Date 18-06-2023 - 18-06-2023

Naturel Velebit Trail is a race that every runner should have in their sports biography, and every fan of exotic travel as the location you have to visit in your lifetime. 

The race passes through unique natural surroundings of Paklenica National Park where every upcoming kilometre brings a new surprise. If you think you are a trail runner - try Velebit Trail!

Marathon 42km / 2.500m+
Challenger 25km / 1.400m+
Active 17km / 900m+
Light 7km / 350m+

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Sun & Light festival

Location Nin
Date 21-06-2023

Nin’s Sun & Light festival is one-day specticle on 21st of June!

There will be art exhibitions, scientific and professional lectures, creative workshops for children along with sun, moon and star observation with the help of telescopes. The perfect family outing during your time in our Zadar Region!

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Blue Fish Festival

Location Kali
Date 23-06-2023 - 25-06-2023

Kali on the Island of Ugljan, the most fishing place in Croatia, offers its visitors an interesting gastronomic event in June - the Blue Fish Festival.

The blue fish, which has been caught by local fishermen for centuries, has nourished many generations, and today its value is even more appreciated. It is a healthy and delicious food, loaded with valuable nutrients, so be a part of this great event and try a series of imaginative dishes made by renowned, creative and award-winning chefs. Every fish dish is best accompanied by a drop of good wine, so for the experience to be complete, choose something to your taste, because the Zadar region offers a lot of them, and they are of the highest quality. And the three-day Blue Fish Festival is inevitably accompanied by great entertainment programs so that you can fully feel the magic of the island festival.

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World Camping Festival

Location Zaton
Date 23-06-2023 - 01-07-2023

The World Camping Festival will take place from June 23 to July 1, 2023 and will include the celebration of the World Camping Day for the very first time. 

It is expected that the festival will attract numerous camping enthusiasts from Europe and the world with the aim of further popularizing camping as one of the most sustainable and resilient forms of tourism.
In addition to the rich and attractive event programme that will be organized by the hosts, participants will have the opportunity to get to know the beauties of Zadar region thanks to excursions that are an integral part of this festival which celebrates coexistence with nature and promotes friendship and understanding among people and different cultures.

Tastes of Novigrad Mussels

Location Novigrad
Date 24-06-2023

Come and join us at the ‘Taste of the Novigrad Mussel’ festival where you’ll be able to sample the authentic dishes with our local mussels.

Šokol Festival

Location Nin
Date 16-07-2023

Šokol is a dry meat product made of quality pork meat, Nin’s salt, spices and the influence of bura. 

But, every family and every great master has its own little secret ingredient which makes their šokol stand out. The best way to find your favorite is to visit the Nin’s Šokol Festival held since 2003.

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Kali Fishermen Nights - Tunuara

Location Kali
Date 27-07-2023 - 29-07-2023

Have a taste of history! Kali fishermen have become famous around the world by innovating the first tunara – a special fishing net. 

Find out more in a variety of rowing competitions, demonstrations of fishing skills and exhibitions. All accompanied by music and, of course, tasty local fish specialities. Experience this unique fishermen's village under the full moon!

Sali Fiesta

Location Sali
Date 03-08-2023 - 06-08-2023

Are you ready for three days and nights of fun? 

That’s what’s offered by the Sali Festival when the Sali ships sail into the Zadar harbour to the beats of tovar (donkey) music. Following the first night of festivities refresh yourself with delicacies offered at the Fishermen’s Night and prepare for the third day filled with unusual sports competitions such as the spectacular race this festival ends with – the traditional Donkey Race!

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Salt festival

Location Nin
Date 03-08-2023

Everyone knows what salt tastes like, but very few know the exact process of producing it. 

However, the Salt Festival will change that. This summer event offers creative workshops, salt picking by hand and tours with professional guides that will introduce this long tradition to all generations. Spice up your holiday in a different way!  

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Romantic Week in Nin

Location Nin
Date 07-08-2023 - 13-08-2023

Did you know that Nin was voted the most romantic destination in Europe in 2016? 

To celebrate love, Nin is hosting a Romantic Week where a handful of surprises awaits visitors: a romantic arc of love on a romantic bridge, a place for kisses, a wall of memories, a romantic dance floor, the opportunity to take a photo with historical characters in costume… all under the starry eyed sky and ending with a fireworks show over the historic town!

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Sand Festival

Location Nin
Date 22-08-2023

If you like sand, you are sure to love Nin. 

Its 8 kilometer long sandy beaches are known for their quality sand and clean sea. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Sand Festival takes place there giving artists, residents, tourists and children an opportunity to show their sculpting talent in the making of sand creations. And when you exhaust your art ideas, get refreshed in the sea (and sand)!

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